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Old 06-20-08, 06:58 PM
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Hello From Fort Collins, CO

Hello everyone, my name is Taylor. I've been really into cycling for about 2 or 3 years now, and it has been great. I ride mostly road and commute daily. I'm a major DIYer.

I've included some pictures of my bikes/projects.

First: My Scott Sawtooth Commuter. Just put these new Scott crazy bars I got of CL for free on there. Shimano exage mountain U Brake in the back, cantilever in the front, shimano exage rear der, no front. Huret Stem mounted shifters. selle italia flite saddle, modolo stem, wheelsmith rim/deore lx parralax hub front wheel, araya/shimano exage rear wheel. tires: panracer gum sidewall w/ kevlar belt, all black nashbar slick, both 26x1.25, nice wide fenders, rides like a limo because of the extreme wheelbase. This is my daily rider.
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Next up, Crescent Fixie project. I have everything but the wheels, I'm still waiting for them to come in, should be a week or two.
Its not a great frame but it should be alright. It came with a Low-end Zeus OPC (alfa Criterium)



This is my road bike, i'm in the process of switching all my parts over from my old frame onto my new one. I've been busy.





This is my trailer. I am waiting for the hitch to be fabricated, or rather, me to go into the fab. shops and get some estimates.




Not sure how well-known it is outside of town, but the New Belgium brewery is here, and every year there is a massive bike parade called the tour de fat. I think they go on tour, but this is the hometown. Anyways, here is the 8 foot tandem recumbent I built, my friend and I rode in it last year. unfortunately, the front crank fell off the morning of, so I was a non pedaling captain. I got the idea from Woodenbikes.com
Here is a picture of us we found on the interwebz



and another



Here is a video of it in full working condition on a test run.


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Old 06-20-08, 06:59 PM
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That's a lotta pics that didn't show up. Welcome anyway!
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Old 06-20-08, 09:26 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

On the photobucket page, click the "IMG Code" and then right click and paste in the post here.

We lived in Loveland for 1 year, and Fort Collins for 4 years. I really liked it up there, wasn't into cycling, but got into hiking in a big way, and made it up all the 13'ers in Rocky Mountain National Park before I left.
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Hi Taylor! I'm too tired right now to fix the photos for you...but if you haven't gotten it fixed in the morning, I'll do it for you.

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 06-20-08, 11:21 PM
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Thanks everyone, I'll get them handled myself.
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Thanks Taylor . Love the colour of the Crescent, and a shame about the crank falling off on the big day--how much does the Bistickle weigh?

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Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
how much does the Bistickle weigh?
It weighs enough.

its a big boy.

thanks, I ordered some deep yellow-rimmed wheels for the crescent, I'll post pics when its all done.

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I ordered some deep yellow-rimmed wheels for the crescent, I'll post pics when its all done.
Oh, that should look sharp!

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Update:

Well Its been a while, and I managed to get all my bikes together and finished, and I just got a new digital camera, so here are some pictures

First, the Scott.









Really a great bike, so reliable and dependable. The closest I got to crashing this year was on this bike, at the bottom of a big hill repavement meant a 2 inch lip I had to go "up" Broke three spokes and really got that thing out of true, I managed to get it back into working order.

My Crescent









Shes a real head-turner... fun to ride.
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Continued...

Speaking of turning heads, here is my pride and joy, an OEM Carbon frame... cinelli bars/stem dura ace/FSA crank, look pedals, Mavic Heliums, with coni Attack/force tires. Cool Stronglight 1" threadless headset, Cane Creek levers. Selle Italia Flite Everything else is shimano, ultegra, sora, dura ace, or 400LX.


















And last but not least, my new addition. Sun SC-1 Lite... reupholstered. This thing is a blast, I picked it up two weeks ago for 150 in rough shape.







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My goodness! All those beauties, but boy, I REALLY like what you've done to the Crescent .

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